Long-term effects of fetal ethanol exposure on pituitary-adrenal response to stress.

Abstract

Pregnant female rats were fed either a 5.0-5.5% w/v ethanol-containing liquid diet ad lib or pair-fed the isocaloric control diet during gestation weeks 2 and 3. At 75-105 days of age, female offspring of the ethanol-treated dams showed significantly greater corticosterone responses than pair-fed- or normally-derived offspring to the stress of cardiac… (More)

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